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, next. stephen ohlemacher will join us, followed by roundtable discussion. first news update from c-span radio. >> its data clock 33 eastern. defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan today. in remarks to about 100 u.s. service members inside an aircraft hangar at a desert base, he thanked them for their service and emphasized that the u.s. is winding down its involvement in the war. he also said that president obama will decide in the next few weeks how many u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan after the combat mission ends in december of 2014. there are currently 56,000 u.s. troops there. north koreans dancing in the streets of their capital today after the regime successfully fired a long-range rockets, defying international warnings. gallants is likely to bring fresh sanctions and other punishment from the u.s. and its allies, which were quick to condemn its asked a test a technology for a missile that could attack the u.s. mainland. p'yongyang says it was merely a peaceful efforts to put a satellite into orbit. national security council spokesman is calling the launch "a
. nikki haley gets to pick a replacement. comedy central's stephen colbert hinted at another unlikely candidate. >> but who will she pick? let's see. want somebody young, somebody conservative, somebody from south carolina, maybe somebody who had a super pac. wait a second. [ applause ] watch where you point that thing. it's powerful. okay. >> that wandering f infinger. colbert took himself out of the running with her when he could not name the state drink which is milk. thomas roberts will be back on monday at 11:00 eastern time. "now" with alex wagner. my favorite was the stash. he looks five years younger. >> he does. i'm uncomfortable seeing david axelrod without the mustache. it's wrong but so right he raised so much money. >> he did a great job. >> we have a big show today. the unemployment rate may have ticked down last month, but will it prevent the country from falling off the fiscal cliff? new reports say president obama and john boehner are going mono mono with negotiations. ayman jabbers will join us with a live report. a tea party king maker and now jim demint says he can
to get a reality check from stephen moore, a member of the wall street editorial board and author of "who's the fairest of them all?" . stephen, we have spent six month talking about this can't happen we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we've got to meet this deadline and now they are saying, it's not that bad. which is it? >> look, i don't think it's the end of the world and i think it would get resolved in the weeks ahead but it's a black eye for our whole political system. think about this. here we are two or three days away from the start of the year without any american business or investor or workerer knowing what the payroll tax is going to be, income tax is going to be, i mean, this just isn't a very good way to run a country and it's almost like banana republic politics. >> my dad used to say, no way to run a railroad. let's talk about a couple of things. this whole idea that tax rates on everyone will go up. does the irs, does the treasury department have the ability to sort of say, look, here's some guidance. keep withholding where it is? >> the irs is in turmoil right now. they
into the last shopping weekend before christmas, and stephen bebis is the ceo of brookstone and joins us now on how the holiday season has been shaping up. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> before we get into the holiday season, i need to admit something. i am the guy who sits in those chairs in the airport, you know how you have them in your -- in your store? >> yeah. >> and the massage chairs. and i wonder, do you sell those chairs? i know they're for sale. but how many of those chairs do you sell in a given year? >> we actually sell thousands of those chairs. it's one of our strongest items in our stores. our sales are up over 20% in shares this year alone. >> but you were mad when it just stopped and you were like, this is a mis -- i thought there was more. >> no. i get mad when the brookstone guy comes over and says you've been sitting in that chair for probably too long. and i haven't bought anything yet. >> well, we like you trying the chairs. we like to demonstrate those chairs. because once you sit in a brookstone chair, you're going to want one. they're fantastic. >> for not
>> i have to agree with john. lou: stephen hayes get last word. >> i think it is possible we don't but i suspect we'll have some last minute, slap dash, terrible washington style deal that won't do anything. this fiscal cliff doesn't solve our long-term debt propses. lou: breaking with the practice and policies of washington over the course of the past 50 years. stepn hayes, thank you very much. judith miller, thank you very much. john fund, thank you. time for a few quick comments. ken wrote us to say, correct me if i'm wrong, wasn't it the obama administration that released thousands of guns into the hands of criminals? now they want to talk gun control for law-abiding citizens? that was just "fast and furious." mike tweeted us about benghazi and the report, always blame the dead guys. they did. thanks for being with us. gerri: hello, everybody. i am gerri willis. ten days until we got the fiscal cliff. president obama speakingmoments ago, saying that maybe some time off will give both parties perspective to drink some eggnog, sing some careless, maybe reached the fiscal cliff
would be numbering in the 10s 220s, not the thousands. as i look at guys like stephen jackson and even guys like ryan clark, those are guys who i think do do it the right way when it comes to teaching their youth football people. i agree with you 100% on the idea of p.s. as for those things i would love to have a little bit of good news coming out about some of the players do you never hear about because they don't drive their car at 1,000 miles an hour or get advice at clubs or throw people out windows. unfortunately those are the stories we never hear and a good thing about our job is once the tv is off, the greatest psas we could possibly do, and i am putting this responsibility on us and the head of the communications department for us to tell those stories because we have thousands of great ones and for the guys you played with, those guys on your team, more often than not those are the very guys you would trust to play football and that is the stories we need to year. >> if i could jump in real quick. i will be brief. you make a good point. the story you got that leads to further
is looking to replace jim demint. south carolina native and favorite son stephen colbert with with an idea of who should fill that seat. >> who will she pick? you want somebody young and conservative, somebody from south carolina. maybe somebody who had a super pac. wait a second. >> watch where you point that thing. it's powerful. okay. >> governor haley jokingly writing thank you for your interest in the u.s. senate seat, but you didn't know our state drink. big, big mistake. for the record the state drink in south carolina is milk. the 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion mark making it the most expensive race in american plital history. federal finance reports show president obama's re-election team raced just north of $1.1 billion while team romney raised just under $1.1 billion. that story is the topic of our gut check on this friday. what does your gut tell you? is a $2 billion election too expensive? go to facebook.com/newsnation to vote. that will do it for this friday edition of "news nation." i'm craig melvin. "the cycle" is up next. oh...there you go. wooohooo....hah
, morgan lander and stephen nicholas is with us, ed moy and rick lake was with us earlier. chad morgan lander, what do you do? investors are watching all of this, they want some direction and they want to get ready for 2030 and the nonsense continues in washington. >> well, the market is going to get sloppy over the next two weeks until they get a resolution, and you should fully expect that they will get a resolution, and it will be just a short-term resolution. once you get, that the market will then snap back, so we're expecting between a 5% and 7% correction within the market until that time comes, but do you want to layer in risk. you want to be buying good quality companies at this point in time as the market comes into, because that market will snap back, and you will see a modicum of economic growth going further out into the spring. >> and i can see that apple is one of the ones that you like there in terms of snapping up beaten down stocks. you see 20% upside. ed, i want to get to you because i was reading through your bio and you worked at the white house for almost six year
interesting to see those political documents falling after his name. host: stephen, thank you so much. we have been talking this morning about the shooting on friday in connecticut. president obama will be headed to new town this evening. he will be attending a memorial service and he will speak at an interfaith vigil for the families and the victims. he will be meeting with the families and he will be thanking the first responders. all of that this evening on c- span. we will be right here. something else that we are doing right now this holiday season is looking at the chaplains who work in the building behind us in the u.s. capitol. you can find more information about this on our facebook page. you will be able to see who these people are, their biographies, and you will be able to learn more information about them. coming up next, we will be learning more about the so- called fiscal cliff. later on, the president of dreamworks will talk to us about the future of the tree -- the tea party. >> coming up later, we will vieira network tv talk shows on c-span radio. the focus on all of those sh
the america's financial future. here is stephen ohlemacher. thank you for being here. how many people in america receive social security? >> a little bit more than 56 million people get social security. the average benefit is a little over $1,200 a month. so maybe it is like $13,000, $14,000 a year. >> we're talking about retirees but also the disabled. >> yes, fairly wide group of people get social security benefits, retired workers, spouses, children, disabled workers, widows, widowers. it is a fairly big social safety net of people who get social security benefits. >> as you mentioned about 56 million the retirees received a $1,2 a month. there is also the s.s.i. about $500 a month. how does social security get financed? >> it has been a self funded program. it is funded by payroll taxes. there's a 12.4% tax on wages up to about $110,000. you make more than that then any money you make over that is not taxed for social security. it is divided equally between your employer and the worker. for the past two years, the workers share has been reduced. that has saved, by the way, if you
're not in the union. stephen moore, "wall street journal." who would be next? >> there are a number of states neighbors to michigan really looking at this legislation. i'll name a few to you, bill. pennsylvania, ohio, west virgina, states like that are competing against southern states. remember a lot of jobs and a lot of manufacturing has moved from the midwest, the kind of rust belt of america to the south in part because those southern states are right-to-work. can i mention one other thing if i could, bill, about this issue that is important? bill: sure. >> there is so much misinformation what it means to be a right-to-work state. i want your viewers to know this, if you're a right-to-work state it does not ban unions, bill. simply means that workers who work for a unionized company have the right as an individual to join the union or not. it does not ban unions. bill: to be more specific, if you're not a member of a union, in michigan you're required to pay union dues. >> that is exactly right. bill: under this law you're no longer required to pay dues for something you're not gets servi
. previous winners of the ap entertainer of the year include lady ga da, betty white and stephen colbert. >>> the winner of the person of the year for "time" magazine, president obama. "turning weakness into opportunity and seeking amid controversy." this year's finalists including apple's ceo tim cook and yahoo!'s ceo, marissa meyer. >>> instagram's founder is thanking users for their input about rules. one of those rules said instagram could post any photos posted to advertisers without notifying or commentating -- compensating the account holder. now they have no plans to do that. >>> my favorite photographer is sal castanedo. >> he's a good one. >> and he knows about our traffic, too. >> i don't -- i will show them to you guys. >> good morning. let's take a look at what we have. we are watching -- if the president comes out, we will toss it. >> at the toll plaza, it looks like it's slight. northbound 101 traffic looks good in san francisco. if you are watching the peninsula and the traffic there looks pretty good. in san mateo we have a little bit of slow traffic there. let's go to s
out his -- my friend gio gonzalez beating out stephen strasburg for the cy young award. >>> all right. when we return we honor a man president obama called an american original plus with the cliff still looming, we'll ask our star financial panel the pressing question, is your money safe? we'll be right back. thank you very much. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. that retiring some day is even an option for sean and me. how'd you get comfortable enough to know you could really do it? well, planning, of course. and we got a lot o
there because the petty -- i mean, picking on stephen king, which i like to do, a congressman from iowa, the other day literally said, you know, i don't understand all this stuff about guns. i had cap pistols growing up. nobody died. >> does anyone realize what these mags meant in terms of those children? i don't want to go there. but the fact is -- >> don't go there? >> we've got to go there. >> you can assume what you can about what actually happened in those moments. what joe califano wrote about what you said on monday, what joe califano wrote about in "the washington post" is that lbj brought them into the room after robert kennedy was killed and said, we have ten days before the nra gets mobilized. we have ten days to accomplish the bill was sitting in the judiciary committee, the gun bans, from the time when john f. kennedy was killed. and now martin luther king jr. had been killed, robert kennedy was killed. he said, you've got ten days to mobilize. you've got to get this done. they did what they could and they came up with a much smaller bill which was signed regretfully by lbj
-founder of nextell. stephen case was co-founder of america online. he is a rabid twitterer. i feel like i know all the details of your life. he is a relentless opponent of entrepreneurship. we are very fortunate to have these three panelists. they each get five to seven minutes. i think we will get through it. five to seven minutes to discuss the topic. we will have a conversation among us. then we will open it up to you. hopefully we will get to all the -- all of your comments and questions. we'll start with professor sullivan. >> i am delighted to be here this evening. not only because the topic is important and the panelists are interesting, but because this conference recognizes mort kaplan, somebody i am pleased to have the opportunity to speak on behalf of tonight. we're looking tonight at immigration policy and how it affects our -- our ability to attract high skilled immigrants. we're speaking of scientists, engineers, but reports who contribute to innovation. it is an issue that has a lot of implications for higher education. colleges and universities are in the talent business. we are in
: you know whom i have another dream. senator stephen colbert. a lot of buzz about him replacing jim demint. i tweeted i wouldn't just block legislation, i would body check it. yes. he's encouraging the speculation about it. nikki will name him. he spoke in support of it on his show. i know when i look at the u.s. senate, you know what? they could use another white guy. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ >> stephanie: how hilarious would that be? ♪ get's live the boy a -- let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> stephanie: speaking of no sense of humor those million moms, they're at it again. >> oh, god really? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: they have said they're moving on from their latest ellen degeneres protest. >> million moms, pretty much -- just one mom -- >> stephanie: i think it is a guy. >> there was a dude in there. just one mom. >> stephanie: it was concern women for america that has a male president. >> in her mom's basement. >> stephanie: the group to complain about ellen degenere
bit on that subject from the new york times. that is from the new york times today. stephen from indiana is next on our independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i will tell you, these breaks did not help when they started in. 2000 or in. how come is a point to hurt so bad when they removed them? we are talking $10 or $20 a week. everybody acts like it's thousands of dollars. so much money can help everybody out. itlet it expire. we have debts from the two wars and that's why we are in debt. that's my opinion. thank you. on twitter -- on wall street journal article. you can read more that in today's wall street journal. i want to bring in jim from franklin, tennessee, on the republican line. caller: thank you. i appreciate your taking my call today. i have been listening very closely to c-span for a long time. i particularly listen to what the democrats are saying, because i am always trying to figure out what they want. i boiled it down to four things. they want to tax more, spend more, increased the national debt, and blame everything on republicans. that is really
. >>> a large crowd cheers the first couple to get married under maine's new same-sex marriage law. stephen bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma.
fall where they may. >> with surprise when he teamed a donald barlett and stephen still take your calls, e-mails next month on in depth. the plan had began collaborative work for the co-authors of e-books. >> they contend the level of hyper partisanship has resulted in a dysfunctional political process marked by adherents to political party platforms above all else. this is about an hour and a half. >> i think word ready to begin. i moderate a lot of panels. i always say the greatest insult ever directed to me this ram david brooks. is not a powerful insult? when i have strong views come i try to be the queen of face, staring, staring balanced about things. i am not fair and balanced because my feelings about norm and tom. norman, two of my favorite people in the world and i cannot tell you how excited i am that they have become celebrities in the think it's a great thing for them, a great thing for the republic and i'm just honored to be here with them and susan and mickey would've agreed to join this great discussion. i want to begin by saying this event is the live webcast. attendees
that connection. so the whole idea you bring up, stephen, that you believe that -- to connect the taxes they are paying with what they are getting in some respects, i agree with you and that is one of the challenges. on the first point, i take exception to you saying that my request for raising the cap on social security is a knee-jerk reaction. knee-jerk reaction is a description of somebody just sort of making a decision without thinking about it. i have put a lot of thought on the issue. you and i may disagree on the best solution but i put a lot of thought into it and i think it is the best solution. it may be a solution i am not successful at achieving in terms of a final deal. but if you want to look at the long-term solvency of social security, it is a great way to address it. >> -- host: just a few thoughts, first from our facebook page from a viewer. guest: on the first point about dreams versus reality, i think that what happened last night on capitol hill, the house republican conference will, in fact, help folks realize that it is going to take a bipartisan bill. you can't r
the program is stephen olmacher, joining us from the associated press. how many people in america receive social security? how much social security to people get? guest: >> 66 million people. the average benefit is a little over $12,000 -- a little over $1,200 a month. maybe $13,000 a year or so. host: we are talking about retirees and the disabled. guest: a fairly wide group of people receive social security benefits. retired workers, spouses, children, disabled workers, widows, woodward's. -- widowers. a big safety net of people. host: retirees receive about $1,200 a month on average. the benefits for the disabled, $1,100 a month on average. how does social security get financed? guest: it has been a self-funded program since its inception. it is funded by payroll taxes. there's a 12.4% tax on wages up to about $110,000. if you make more than that, any money you make over that is not taxed as part of social security. the tax is divided equally between your employer and the worker. for the past two years, the workers' share of 6.2% has been reduced temporarily to 4.2%. as the temporary t
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